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Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

Alternate treatments for umbilical hernia in adults?

Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...Read more

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How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

How much can an inguinal hernia in men hurt?

Variable: Most inguinal hernias in men will cause mild local aching pressure at times. If a hernia becomes large and incarcerated, this type of hernia can be very firm groin swelling and painful and need emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

Is there special underwear for men who leak after prostate surgery?

Garment Guards: As a matter of fact, there are several products available from simple inserts into regular briefs, to an actual disposable garment worn like briefs. It depends on the degree of the problem and your personal preference. You certainly don't have to worry about embarrassing situations with either method and you should obtain and try several types before calling quits since they all fit differently. ...Read more

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Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Daughter with inguinal hernia more prone to other hernias?

Not necessarily: These hernias can be congenital, born with it, or acquired in life. In an infant with hernia on one side there is high probability for the opposite side to be involved. ...Read more

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Is a person nude during inguinal hernia surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Is a person nude during inguinal hernia surgery? Are the male genitals draped?

Hospital gown: Hospital gowns are used, and depending on he technique of repair and surgeon preference, the genitals are covered by drapes, or prepped in the surgical field. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?

Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Is there a best sleeping positions for inguinal hernia?

Is there a best sleeping positions for inguinal hernia?

WhateversComfortable: There is no specific position that i would recommend if one has a hernia. However, following hernia repair, many patients have told me that getting out of bed is quite difficult the first few days after surgery; this is made much easier by sleeping in a reclining chair. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? or urgent?

Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? or urgent?

Either or: first there is no urgency to have an operation for either. the treatment for hiatal hernia is not surgery. 90-95% of patient with hiatal hernia do not need or required surgery, treatment is medical,mostly we treat the heartburn. the other reason is very few qualify medically to have the surgery,you have to pass many motility test to be qualify otherwise the surgery will do more harm small umbilica ...Read more

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I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general  surgeon?

Speak with surgeon: A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. ...Read more

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Hernia mesh problems, cord pain, doctors said too risky to modify mesh because risk of losing testicle, is this true?

Hernia mesh problems, cord pain, doctors said too risky to modify mesh because risk of losing testicle, is this true?

Surgical opinion: You really need to see a general surgeon for a second opinion on this one. The meshes were of course designed to stay and removing them can cause some problems - but usually not as much as not having them in the first place. While nerve pain and inflammation can be an issue, there is usually no major expected risk such as losing a testicle. Talk about all available options with that surgeon. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

Go for it.: The purpose of a hernia repair is to let you live the lifestyle you want. There is always a possibility that your hernias could recur, or that you will get a new hernia, but in my opinion you should not let that limit you. ...Read more

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Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button. No pain. 4 kids. A 1 yr old I need to lift. No help. Surgery or wait. Can lift after lapriscop?

Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button.  No pain.  4 kids. A 1 yr old I need to lift. No help.  Surgery or wait.  Can lift after lapriscop?

Most of umbilical: hernias do not need surgery as they are very small barely admits tip of pinky . Yes surgery is needed for larger symptomatic hernias to prevent incarceration, and after surgery you can do every thing including lifting kids, speak to your doctor if you need it or not. ...Read more

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Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia lose weight before having surgery?

Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia  lose weight before having surgery?

Always helpful: Losing weight is helpful to make operations easier to do, hence presumably have better outcomes. You should consider a laparoscopic approach by an experienced laparoscopic hernia surgeon for a recurrence. This is better than an open approach in most cases of recurrence and obesity. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia mesh repair 13 years ago. Some discomfort in this area. Would a CT scan be appropriate to learn more? Other options?

I had inguinal hernia mesh repair 13 years ago. Some discomfort in this area. Would a CT scan be appropriate to learn more? Other options?

CT scan might: Show things other than mesh that might be causing discomfort, but it will probably not show the mesh in any great detail. You might have a recurrent hernia or an entrapped nerve, so see a surgeon for recommendation on diagnosis and treatment of your condition. ...Read more

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How many people in United stated have hiatial hernia ?what is percentage population of people with hiatial hernia ?

How many people in United stated have hiatial hernia ?what is percentage population of people with hiatial hernia ?

Hiatal hernia: Look up your question on the internet. To my surprise one of the articles says that after age 50, by age 60 about 60% have the hernia. Go to Healthline Topics on the Internet. If you personally have the hernia at age 18 you need to see a doctor for advice because it is unlikely to just go away. ...Read more

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